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What is the treatment for overuse injuries?

 

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Some tips for treating an overuse injury include:

  • Cutting back the intensity, duration, and frequency of an activity
  • Adopting a hard/easy workout schedule and crosstraining with other activities to maintain fitness levels
  • Learning about proper training and technique from a coach or athletic trainer
  • Performing proper warm-up activities before and after
  • Using ice after an activity for minor aches and pain
  • Using anti-inflammatory medications as necessary

If symptoms persist, a sports medicine specialist will be able to create a more detailed treatment plan for your specific condition. This may include a thorough review of your training program and an evaluation for any predisposing factors. Physical therapy and athletic training services may also be helpful.

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